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Summer Time! – Summer Storytime

Whew! It’s hot outside! Today we read stories about summertime, and some of our favorite things to do when it’s hot, especially here in Arizona!

Books:
Hot Hot Hot – Neal Layton
Summer Stinks – Marty Kelley
The Best Place to Read – Debbie Bertram
Paddington at the Beach – Michael Bond

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
The Ants Go Marching
Baby Bumblebee
Clap Your Hands
Hokey Pokey
Down By the Bay
Wheels On the Bus
Put Your Hands Up High
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music used: Raffi compilation

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Today we shared stories about all of our favorite snacks! Delicious!

If You Give a Moose a Muffin – Laura Joffe Numeroff
Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack – Lyn Rossiter McFarland
Little Pea – Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Gladys Goes Out to Lunch – Derek Anderson
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear – Don & Audrey Wood

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Baby Bumblebee
Five Little Monkeys
Wheels On the Bus
Wiggles
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (x3)
Down By the Bay
Hokey Pokey
If You’re Happy and You Know It

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Bugs! – Summer Storytime

Today we read stories and sang songs about all of the creepy crawly bugs that live all around us!

Books:
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle – Eric Carle
The Eensy-Weensy Spider – Mary Ann Hoberman
I Love Bugs! – Philemon Sturges
The Very Lonely Firefly – Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle (if time allows)

Flannel Story:
Charlie C the Centipede (from Yo Gabba Gabba)

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Baby Bumblebee
Ants Go Marching
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Down By the Bay
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music used: Raffi compilation

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Today we took a trip into the Amazon rainforest and read stories about all of the interesting animals there!

Books:
The Parrot Tico Tango – Anna Witte
Way Up High in a Tall Green Tree – Jan Peck
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon – Gerald McDermott
Hilda Must Be Dancing! – Karma Wilson
Who is the Beast? – Keith Baker

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Wheels on the Bus
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Five in the Bed
Down By the Bay
Hokey Pokey
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music used: Raffi compilation

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Today we shared stories about all kinds of silly animals like monkeys, seals, and aardvarks!

Books:
Duck! Rabbit! – Amy Rosenthal
Old Mother Hubbard – Jane Cabrera
The Seals on the Bus – Lenny Hort
The Farmyard Jamboree – Margaret Read MacDonald
Big, Bigger, BIGGEST! – Nancy Coffelt

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
This is the Way We…
Trot Little Pony
Jack in the Box
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
The Ants Go Marching
Hokey Pokey

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We took a rocket to the moon today, and shared stories about blasting off into outer space!

Books:
Hare and Tortoise Race to the Moon – Oliver J. Corwin
A Brave Spaceboy – Dana Kessimakis Smith
Sheep Blast Off! – Nancy Shaw
Astronaut Piggy Wiggy – Christyan and Diane Fox

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes list)
Shake My Sillies Out
Zoom!
Baby Bumblebee
Five in the Bed
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Moon Ride
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Down By the Bay
Wiggles
If You’re Happy and You Know It

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For our first summer storytime we shared stories about creatures that trick others, or get tricked themselves.

Books:
Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawai’i – Gerald McDermott
Zomo: A Trickster Tale from West Africa – Gerald McDermott
Chicken Soup – Jean Van Leeuwen
Can’t Catch Me – John Hassett & Ann Hassett

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
The Merry Duke of York
Shake My Sillies Out
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Can You Hide Your Eyes?
Just Like Me
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Wheels on the Bus

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